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The braking system typically consists of several key components:
Brake Pedal: The brake pedal is located on the driver’s side and is used to activate the brakes. When the driver presses the pedal, it initiates the braking process.
Brake Lines: Brake lines are the pipes or hoses that carry brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brake calipers or wheel cylinders. They ensure that the hydraulic pressure generated by the braking system is transmitted effectively to the braking components.
Master Cylinder: The master cylinder is responsible for generating hydraulic pressure in the braking system. When the brake pedal is pressed, it pushes a piston inside the master cylinder, forcing brake fluid through the brake lines.
Brake Calipers and Wheel Cylinders: In vehicles with disc brakes, brake calipers are used. They contain pistons that squeeze brake pads against the rotors to create friction and slow down the vehicle. In vehicles with drum brakes, wheel cylinders are used instead. They push brake shoes against the drum to achieve the same braking effect.
Brake Pads and Brake Shoes: Brake pads are used in disc brakes, while brake shoes are used in drum brakes. These friction materials are pressed against the rotating surfaces (rotors or drums) to generate the friction necessary for braking. Over time, brake pads and shoes wear down and need to be replaced.
Rotors and Drums: Rotors are the smooth, flat metal discs attached to the wheel hub in disc brake systems. When the brake pads press against the rotors, the friction slows down the vehicle. In drum brake systems, brake shoes press against the inside of a drum to achieve the same effect.
Brake Fluid: Brake fluid is a specially formulated hydraulic fluid that transmits force from the master cylinder to the brake calipers or wheel cylinders. It operates under high pressure and has a high boiling point to withstand the heat generated during braking.
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